The Urban Nature Project
At Wollaton Hall we’re so pleased to be part of the exciting Urban Nature Project in partnership with the Natural History Museum, London and with other natural history museums across the country. https://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/urban-nature-project.html
We will be connecting teachers and new audiences of young people aged 9-14 to their local nature, and to global issues.
The project runs from 2021 until 2024. It is for students aged 9-14 – Years 5 and 6 in Primary Schools and Years 7-9 in Secondary schools and their teachers.
- January – February 2022: Free teacher training programme to gain practical skills for outdoor STEM investigations into urban nature and the latest science from researchers.
- March – July 2022: Free museum workshops. Bring your students to hands-on outdoor workshops where they will work scientifically to investigate challenges facing urban nature.
- July 2022: Museum celebration days. Students can join end of year celebrations to share their investigations and meet the experts.
- Spring 2023 and 2024: BIG urban nature research projects based on student questions, where you and your students become citizen scientists.
Nature in the UK is in trouble, with increasing demands from growing towns and cities making it more difficult for wildlife to thrive. Children are having less access to green spaces and nature, affecting both their wellbeing and their desire to protect wildlife for the future.
The Urban Nature Project challenges young people aged 9-14 across the country to track and monitor the nature closest to home, become local experts, help us collect new data, and take action through science to make a real difference.
Find out more with our video from Sue Mallender, Learning Programmes (Science) Officer, Nottingham City Museums:
Thanks to our #ExploreUrbanNature partner @WestonFdn for helping us to inspire the next generation to protect the nature on their doorsteps.